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Just Going to the Dentist (Little Critter) (Golden Look-Look Books) Paperback – March 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition (March 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307125831
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307125835
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

MERCER MAYER began writing and illustrating children's books in 1966, and since that time, he has published over 300 titles. Open almost any of the award-winning author/illustrator's books, and out may pop dragons, cuddly monsters, wonderful creatures, and endearing critters.

"Most of my books are about things that happened to me when I was a little kid," says Mercer. "Now that I'm a big kid, I write about things that happen now, especially with my own children. They always help remind me of what it was like."

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Mercer Mayer spent his childhood hunting lizards and snakes in the swamps near his home. During his teenage years, he attended the Honolulu Academy of Arts. He later received additional training at the Art Students League in New York City. Upon completion of his studies, he set out with pen and ink to write and illustrate a collection of children's books, reflecting many of the adventures he experienced as a child.

In 2007, Mr. Mayer was commissioned by Laura Bush to create the artwork used for the National Book Festival held on September 29 on the National Mall. He was an honored guest to the event, giving a demonstration and autographing hundreds of books for fans who attended.

Customer Reviews

Knowing what to expect makes things a lot easier.
Molly
This is a very cute book that is great for little kids getting ready to go to the dentist for the first time.
D. marlow
I purchased this book to prepare my 3 year old son for his upcoming dental check up.
julianna chow

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By M. Heath on January 14, 2008
Format: Paperback
I work in a Pediatric Dental practice. I ordered this book for my son and for his class, my niece and nephews. I threw them all away b/c they show the needle, which NEVER happens and is one way to get your child to be afraid of going to the dentist. In the end, Little Critter gets a lollipop for being so good, and granted the jar in the background says "Sugar Free", preschool aged kids cannot read. I was very disappointed b/c I love Little Critter, but not a good idea to get your child excited about going to the dentist.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 15, 1999
Format: Paperback
Mayer has done it again! Delightful pictures and simple text prepare any child for their first dentist trip. My two year old insisted on hearing the story dozens of times before her first appointment and was prepared once we arrived at the office. The only problem we had was that our dentist is not a rabbit!
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31 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 12, 2001
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I found this book to be a little too much for my 4 year old. I did not like the fact that the book says 'it will not hurt' and shows a picture of a needle for novacaine shot. I realize the shots are probably inevitable, but telling a child it will not hurt is unrealistic. I should have read the content before I purchased the book.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By C. Mawhinney on June 14, 2008
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Got this for my 3 year old's first dentist visit. Horrendous book. A 3 year old doesn't need to know about cavities and shots. too scary!! Plus the illustrations are not nice to look at. I would not recommend this book to anybody.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deborah V VINE VOICE on November 25, 2009
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For some reason it hard to find a children's book that shows denistry in a positive, non-hurtful way. This book comes close, but Little Critter ends up with a cavity on his very first visit and the dentist pulls out a huge needle. Although the book presents dentistry, for the most part, in a positive, non-scary light for the young child, the needle and the cavity were not needed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By wendyRom on January 17, 2014
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I bought this for my 3 year old in preparation for going to the dentist for the first time--I liked that it explained some of the equipment that is found in the office- the bright lights, the mask that the dentists wear, the x-rays etc. The only downside is that the critter had a cavity that needed to be drilled and they give him a lollipop at the end. I would have preferred that he just get a sticker and also emphasize the importance of brushing teeth and not eating sticky sweets.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Little Teeth on March 24, 2011
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Out of all the "Going to Dentist" children's book I ever read, this is got to be the worst one.
Phrases like "We had to wait a long time", "Dentist wasn't ready to see me", "dentist was going to drill a hole in my tooth", and illustration of dentist with a needle in his hand, and dentist handing out lollipop definitely do not make children comfortable. The book further conclude with "going to dentist just made me tired". If you want your children to be scared of their first dental visit, you should get this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 19, 2013
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I remember reading Mercer Mayer as a child & loved him, particularly the artwork in his books. However, this book isn't one of my favorites. I bought this book in preparation for my 3-yr-old's first trip to the dentist. Some of the terminology is incorrect, such as the "nurse," in the story which should actually be a dental hygienist. It's a bit outdated, since many of the practices in the book are no longer used by dentists. It's a decent book to add to your child's library, even if it's not a "must have." You can't beat the price.
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